Elephanta Island Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

408019


Categories

Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hindi (fluent)

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site and a collection of cave temples dedicated to Hindu god Shiva...


The Elephanta Caves are a great tourist attraction in the vicinity of the large Mumbai meteropolis. The Elephanta island is located 10 km away from the Gateway of India at Mumbai. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century CE.

The Elephanta island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These rock cut temples dedicated to Shiva Mahadeva are rich in sculptural content. . .

Itinerary

You will be picked up from your hotel or pickup point and taken to the Gateway of India in Mumbai. From here, cruise by ferry to reach the Elephanta Caves.

On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave.

There are 7 cave excavations in the Elephanta group, all craved from solid basalt rock and dating from approximately the 6th through 7th-Centuries A. D. Among the cave excavations, Cave 1 is the most impressive, representing a superb example of evolved Brahmanical rock-cut architecture. . .

Later back to Mumbai via Ferry & Drop back to hotel for Relaxation. . .

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

Transportation

Aircon Car & Ferry

What’s Included

Other: • English Speaking Guide
• Driver with Aircon Car
• Ferry Charges
• Entry Charges
• Tax
• Toll & Parking

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1000 INR - For Lunch & Personal Expenses...

What’s Extra

Other: • Lunch
• Shopping
• Personal Expenses
• Anything not mention in the itinerary

Restrictions

• I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Thoroughly enjoyed this tour. There were 9 of us & Shailendra made sure that each of us got personal service. We felt pampered & safe. The guide's knowledge of the area was amazing & he made us aware of history & the importance of both this site & Mumbai City. The attention to detail in negotiating both the traffic, the logistics of the boat, the chairs required to climb the stairs on the island for 2 of our party, & toilette facilities was astounding. We highly recommend this tour & guide.
Pamela H.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    408019


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Religious Heritage, First Time Visitor, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 5

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent), Hindi (fluent)

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